The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 197 181
Rank change year-on-year -40 -16  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 421 660 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 1.34% 1.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.88% 7.46% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 403 378
Median daily rate £499 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.83% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -7.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  

WebSphere is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7160 8849 9069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.65% 17.91% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4614 6007 5779
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 200 306
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.44 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.63% -5.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WebSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -60 195 £500 +1.01% 41
South East +5 93 £500 +11.11% 6
North West -7 34 £433 +13.14% 5
Yorkshire +5 26 £388 -22.50% 7
East of England -27 19 £425 -5.55% 7
East Midlands -23 18 £410 -8.88%
South West -13 14 £450 +9.09% 1
West Midlands -2 7 £274 -34.62% 4
Midlands - 7 £513 - 4
North East +52 5 £275 -8.33%
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 529 (62.60%) Java
2 366 (43.31%) IBM
3 293 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
4 292 (34.56%) Oracle
5 240 (28.40%) Linux
6 221 (26.15%) Web Services
7 219 (25.92%) SQL
8 209 (24.73%) J2EE
9 202 (23.91%) WebSphere Application Server
10 199 (23.55%) Spring
11 195 (23.08%) JBoss
12 192 (22.72%) XML
13 188 (22.25%) Finance
14 171 (20.24%) WebSphere MQ
15 166 (19.64%) Unix
16 163 (19.29%) Tomcat
17 157 (18.58%) JavaScript
18 155 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
19 150 (17.75%) SOAP
20 148 (17.51%) WebLogic
21 143 (16.92%) Banking
22 141 (16.69%) E-Commerce
22 141 (16.69%) Middleware
23 137 (16.21%) DevOps
24 131 (15.50%) TDD
25 129 (15.27%) HTML
26 126 (14.91%) Jenkins
27 116 (13.73%) IBM Integration Bus
28 110 (13.02%) JSP
29 109 (12.90%) Apache

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 202 (23.91%) WebSphere Application Server
2 195 (23.08%) JBoss
3 163 (19.29%) Tomcat
4 148 (17.51%) WebLogic
5 109 (12.90%) Apache
6 77 (9.11%) IIS
7 41 (4.85%) OpenStack
8 37 (4.38%) CMS
9 36 (4.26%) WebSphere Process Server
10 34 (4.02%) WebSphere Portal
11 29 (3.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 27 (3.20%) nginx
13 24 (2.84%) IBM HTTP Server
14 23 (2.72%) Confluence
14 23 (2.72%) GlassFish
15 20 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (2.37%) Jetty
16 19 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
17 18 (2.13%) Mongrel
18 17 (2.01%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (2.01%) Magento
2 13 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (1.30%) Maximo
4 6 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.71%) Fredhopper
5 5 (0.59%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (0.47%) Murex MxG2000
7 3 (0.36%) Staffware
8 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.24%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.24%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.12%) Exstream
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.12%) Pega PRPC
9 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 104 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (4.38%) GitHub
4 26 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (2.13%) Google App Engine
7 16 (1.89%) PaaS
8 15 (1.78%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.30%) IaaS
10 10 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
11 8 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.95%) Bluemix
12 7 (0.83%) Boomi
13 5 (0.59%) Akamai
13 5 (0.59%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.59%) IBM SmartCloud
13 5 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (10.18%) HTTP
2 59 (6.98%) SSL
3 39 (4.62%) DNS
4 37 (4.38%) TCP/IP
5 27 (3.20%) Internet
6 26 (3.08%) Firewall
7 25 (2.96%) FTP
8 24 (2.84%) SAN
9 18 (2.13%) LDAP
10 17 (2.01%) DHCP
10 17 (2.01%) IPsec
11 9 (1.07%) WAN
12 8 (0.95%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.95%) Network Security
13 7 (0.83%) AMQP
13 7 (0.83%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.83%) SMTP
14 6 (0.71%) LAN
14 6 (0.71%) Multicast
15 5 (0.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 90 (10.65%) DB2
3 69 (8.17%) MySQL
4 59 (6.98%) Oracle Database
5 51 (6.04%) NoSQL
6 48 (5.68%) Relational Database
7 35 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
8 30 (3.55%) MongoDB
9 21 (2.49%) Endeca
10 17 (2.01%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.89%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.78%) DbVisualizer
13 9 (1.07%) Big Data
14 8 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.83%) DataStax
16 6 (0.71%) HBase
17 5 (0.59%) MS Access
18 4 (0.47%) DataStage
18 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 126 (14.91%) Jenkins
2 80 (9.47%) Maven
3 79 (9.35%) JUnit
4 73 (8.64%) Git (software)
5 66 (7.81%) JIRA
6 57 (6.75%) Cucumber
7 55 (6.51%) Ant
8 52 (6.15%) Mockito
9 48 (5.68%) Eclipse
10 45 (5.33%) Subversion
11 37 (4.38%) Selenium
12 27 (3.20%) NUnit
13 26 (3.08%) MSTest
14 19 (2.25%) Bitbucket
15 18 (2.13%) Travis CI
16 17 (2.01%) Gradle
17 16 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (1.78%) Hudson
18 15 (1.78%) Visual Studio
18 15 (1.78%) WebDriver
General
1 188 (22.25%) Finance
2 143 (16.92%) Banking
3 103 (12.19%) Retail
4 14 (1.66%) Games
5 13 (1.54%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.42%) Front Office
7 8 (0.95%) Marketing
8 7 (0.83%) Publishing
9 6 (0.71%) Back Office
10 5 (0.59%) Advertising
10 5 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.59%) International Banking
10 5 (0.59%) Law
11 3 (0.36%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) Electronics
12 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 342 (40.47%) Developer
2 207 (24.50%) Java Developer
3 121 (14.32%) Architect
4 65 (7.69%) WebSphere Developer
5 53 (6.27%) Consultant
6 49 (5.80%) Senior Developer
7 44 (5.21%) Analyst
8 38 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (4.02%) Integration Developer
10 33 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
11 32 (3.79%) Administrator
12 28 (3.31%) Senior Java Developer
13 25 (2.96%) Project Manager
14 23 (2.72%) Full Stack Developer
14 23 (2.72%) SQL Developer
14 23 (2.72%) WebSphere Specialist
15 22 (2.60%) Integration Architect
15 22 (2.60%) Technical Architect
16 21 (2.49%) Applications Support
16 21 (2.49%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (26.15%) Web Services
2 209 (24.73%) J2EE
3 199 (23.55%) Spring
4 192 (22.72%) XML
5 171 (20.24%) WebSphere MQ
6 150 (17.75%) SOAP
7 141 (16.69%) Middleware
8 129 (15.27%) HTML
9 116 (13.73%) IBM Integration Bus
10 110 (13.02%) JSP
11 101 (11.95%) REST
12 99 (11.72%) .NET
12 99 (11.72%) Java EE
13 98 (11.60%) CSS
14 86 (10.18%) JMS
15 83 (9.82%) Servlets
16 79 (9.35%) Hibernate
16 79 (9.35%) RESTful
17 77 (9.11%) XSLT
18 74 (8.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.56%) DataPower
3 39 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.96%) Virtual Team
5 24 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 21 (2.49%) iPad
7 17 (2.01%) iSeries
7 17 (2.01%) SWIFT
8 15 (1.78%) Clustering
8 15 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.42%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.42%) PKI
10 11 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.18%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.07%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.07%) User Experience
13 8 (0.95%) Derivative
13 8 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.83%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 240 (28.40%) Linux
2 166 (19.64%) Unix
3 85 (10.06%) Windows
4 79 (9.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (6.39%) AIX
6 48 (5.68%) Solaris
7 26 (3.08%) Windows Server
8 12 (1.42%) HPUX
8 12 (1.42%) zOS
9 10 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 8 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.95%) CentOS
11 7 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.83%) SUSE
11 7 (0.83%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.71%) Android
12 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.36%) VMS
13 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
3 141 (16.69%) E-Commerce
4 137 (16.21%) DevOps
5 131 (15.50%) TDD
6 105 (12.43%) OO
7 100 (11.83%) Scrum
8 87 (10.30%) Open Source
9 69 (8.17%) SOA
10 65 (7.69%) Configuration Management
10 65 (7.69%) Unit Testing
11 57 (6.75%) ITIL
12 54 (6.39%) Migration
13 49 (5.80%) MVC
14 47 (5.56%) High Availability
15 46 (5.44%) Test Automation
16 45 (5.33%) Pair Programming
17 44 (5.21%) UML
18 40 (4.73%) Content Management
19 39 (4.62%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 529 (62.60%) Java
2 219 (25.92%) SQL
3 157 (18.58%) JavaScript
4 84 (9.94%) Shell Script
5 48 (5.68%) Perl
6 43 (5.09%) Python
7 39 (4.62%) Bash Shell
8 38 (4.50%) PowerShell
9 31 (3.67%) C++
10 30 (3.55%) C#
11 24 (2.84%) C
12 21 (2.49%) Korn
12 21 (2.49%) XPath
13 19 (2.25%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.54%) Jython
15 12 (1.42%) Ruby
15 12 (1.42%) VB
16 9 (1.07%) PHP
17 8 (0.95%) Scala
18 7 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 54 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 46 (5.44%) Degree
4 13 (1.54%) CISSP
4 13 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.83%) CISA
5 7 (0.83%) CISM
5 7 (0.83%) Sun Certification
6 6 (0.71%) IBM Certification
7 5 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.47%) CCIE
8 4 (0.47%) CCIE Security
8 4 (0.47%) RHCE
8 4 (0.47%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.36%) APMG
9 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.36%) PMP
10 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.31%) QA
2 20 (2.37%) SLA
3 12 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.30%) MiFID
4 11 (1.30%) SEPA
5 6 (0.71%) FedRAMP
6 4 (0.47%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.24%) FATCA
8 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 15022
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.20%) Docker
3 19 (2.25%) Xen
4 16 (1.89%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.54%) Oracle Clusterware
6 12 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 8 (0.95%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.47%) HDFS
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.36%) vSphere
12 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.24%) KVM
12 2 (0.24%) NFS
12 2 (0.24%) SRDF
12 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 1 (0.12%) RACF
13 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 95 (11.24%) Puppet
2 69 (8.17%) Ansible
3 68 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (2.25%) Tivoli
5 18 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (1.07%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 8 (0.95%) Kibana
7 8 (0.95%) logstash
8 7 (0.83%) Nagios
8 7 (0.83%) Netcool
9 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 6 (0.71%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.71%) Mesos
9 6 (0.71%) Pingdom
10 5 (0.59%) CA Wily
10 5 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.59%) SCCM
11 4 (0.47%) Cobbler
11 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 366 (43.31%) IBM
2 292 (34.56%) Oracle
3 89 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 76 (8.99%) Red Hat
5 56 (6.63%) VMware
6 50 (5.92%) ATG
7 44 (5.21%) hybris
8 32 (3.79%) Adobe
9 30 (3.55%) Google
10 19 (2.25%) SAP
10 19 (2.25%) TIBCO
11 17 (2.01%) Sybase
12 13 (1.54%) Informatica
13 12 (1.42%) MuleSoft
13 12 (1.42%) Pega
13 12 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.30%) Splunk
15 10 (1.18%) AppDynamics
15 10 (1.18%) Atlassian
16 9 (1.07%) Cloudera
Watford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rates Dependant on Experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago